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Fire Safety

Fire Alarm Procedures

When you hear a fire alarm, it’s important that you get out quickly and stay out. In a fire situation, you may only have two or three minutes to get out safely.

Remember to follow the fire alarm procedures, which are posted in buildings, and move to the designated safe areas until it’s safe to re-enter the building.

For more information about fire alarm procedures, contact Emergency Management and Fire Safety Officer Philip Teskey. If you’re in residence, please speak with a don.

See also our information on smoking.

Open Flames on Campus

Open flames, such as candles used for special events, are not permitted in Laurier buildings unless they are approved prior to an event. To request permission to use an open flame on campus, contact Emergency Management and Fire Safety Officer Philip Teskey. Refer to Laurier’s Policy 7.12: Open Flames on Campus.

Aboriginal Use of Traditional Medicines

Four sacred medicines (tobacco, sweet grass, sage and cedar) are traditionally used in Aboriginal medicines as a part of Aboriginal culture and heritage. The purpose of the policy is to ensure that the use of such medicines is done in the safest possible manner. Refer to Laurier’s Policy 7.14: Aboriginal Use of Traditional Medicines.

To request permission to smudge on campus, fill out one of the following forms:.

Contact: Emergency Management and Fire Safety Officer Philip Teskey.

Kitchen Fire Safety

Unattended cooking remains the number one cause of home fires in Ontario. With many students cooking for the very first time, it’s not only important to know how to prevent a kitchen fires but also how to extinguish one. Never leave the stovetop unattended when you’re cooking. If you ever have a pot on the stove fire, remember the following:

  • Follow the fire alarm procedures and activate the fire alarm system by pulling an emergency pull station.
  • Call 911 and Special Constable Service.
  • Slide a lid over the pan and turn off the burner.
  • Keep the pan covered until it’s completely cool.

Never attempt to extinguish a grease fire with water!

For more information on how to practice kitchen fire safety, and to obtain a kitchen fire safety tip sheet (English, French and Mandarin are available), contact Emergency Management and Fire Safety Officer Philip Teskey. Tip sheets are also available at the Department of Residence, Laurier International, and LEAF.

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Office Locations

  • SC Johnson Building 217, Brantford
  • K101G, 232 King St., Waterloo